Date: 12/27/17 10:05 am From: Byers <byers345...> Subject: [Tweeters] Semiahmoo and the Samish/Skagit area
On the Facebook page "Western Washington Birders" we kept seeing photo after photo of Long-tailed Ducks at Semiahmoo and Snow Geese on Fir Island. This plus the many reports of the Blue Jay being fed by a sympathetic birder near Bow and the Black Phoebe down at Wylie Slough convinced us it was time to hit the road. We spent about 4 very cold hours at Semiahmoo last Saturday. The skies were densely blue and most water except the salt water was frozen. On Sunday the weather was overcast, but still OK for bird watching. We didn't count the Bald Eagles, but there must have been several hundred from Bow down to Wylie Slough. We managed to see all our target plus a few more. It was still very cold and we managed another four hours. You can see the best of the photos at the Flickr link below.